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Sturrakeen Mountain An Starraicín A name in Irish
also Carrigphierish an extra name in English
(Ir. An Starraicín [OSI], 'the pointed peak' or 'the steeple') Tipperary County, in Arderin List, Conglomerate & purple sandstone Bedrock

Height: 541.7m OS 1:50k Mapsheet: 74 Grid Reference: R97275 25331
Place visited by 123 members. Recently by: Chance, mlmoroneybb, muddyboots, marzka, David-Guenot, ciarraioch, quino70, Dean, ckilm, ilenia, Wildrover, melohara, markmjcampion, roscorrocket, tommccarthy
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Longitude: -8.040751, Latitude: 52.379985 , Easting: 197275, Northing: 125332 Prominence: 46m,  Isolation: 1.6km
ITM: 597225 625382,   GPS IDs, 6 char: Strkn, 10 char: Sturrakeen
Bedrock type: Conglomerate & purple sandstone, (Slievenamuck Conglomerate Formation)

Also known as Carrigphierish, Ir. Carraig Phiarais, 'Pierce's rock'. Note that this peak is actually unnamed on the Discovery map, while both Carrigphierish and Sturrakeen are marked a little to the NW of this peak.   Sturrakeen is the 439th highest place in Ireland.

Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/375/?PHPSESSID=qcl1fb3ghl008696h2shbpivr7
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A sandstone summit .. by group   (Show all for Sturrakeen)
 
There's many a way up this mountain. One you can .. by simon3   (Show all for Sturrakeen)
 
This was a regular day trip when I was a kid. I h .. by sinbadw   (Show all for Sturrakeen)
 
A Lonely Outpost .. by CaptainVertigo   (Show all for Sturrakeen)
 
MountainViews.ie Picture about mountain Sturrakeen in area Galty Mountains, Ireland
Picture: access point to mountain from forest
 
Military mission
by muddyboots  27 Sep 2017
As CaptainVertigo has commented, Sturrakeen is very much like an abandoned fort. Having bypassed it on a previous Galtees challenge, I finally attempted my assault on it from the South. Sturrakeen is well guarded: first by threatening "Beware of being shot" signs, then a 2km slog uphill (or use your jeep like I did) to R 97109 23734 L, as well as thick forest near the summit. The track heading north is completely impassable at R 97019 23855 M as previously mentioned but the best access in the end is probably from R 97261 24305 N, where you leave the forest and follow a trail up towards the summit. The forest roads are excellent and could be driven to nearly the top - but where is the fun in this. The real problem is that all the firebreaks marked running north to south are now no longer visible or usable. I did foolishly try to follow the east -west one at R 98302 25472 O and had to fight for 45 mins through knee deep heather and storm damaged pine trees before exiting onto a trail that follows the edge of the forestry area. Of note the OS map position is not the highest point but the rocky outcrop is . All in all, great views of the Knockmealdowns and mostly can be done on forest roads or trails avoiding the heather, bog holes and limestone "landmines" scattered on the final approach! Trackback: https://mountainviews.ie/summit/375/comment/19732/
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